Rain, rain, rain

According to people in the know, this year’s global El Nino is the worst El Nino in history. It has wreaked havoc everywhere, and Hawaii is no exception. Hurricanes are constantly being formed in the Pacific Ocean. So far, we have been fortunate. No hurricanes have hit us. Only thunder and lightning and lots of rain.

Here are photos of our driveway and patio during a torrential downpour Monday morning:

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I feel so sorry for David’s brother, Mike, and his family, who traveled from Boston to Hawaii for their annual vacation.  They have been here for the past two weeks. More rain, less sunshine.

But, they are staying near Kailua Beach, which is cleaner than Waikiki Beach.  Waikiki was recently closed to swimmers due to sewage spills from the over-taxed sewage treatment plants. Ugh. You don’t want to swim in raw sewage.  This is a temporary thing, however, and the beach will reopen after the currents take the sewage out to sea.

Anyway, I prefer rain to drought, don’t you?

12 Responses to “Rain, rain, rain”

  1. Jan Says:

    I sure do like rain better than drought! We will have our first significant rain in months coming this weekend, and I can’t wait! Hopefully it will help to get our wildfires under control, too. 🙂

  2. Linda Starr Says:

    yes rain is better than drought, lucky your home is up on a little rise.

  3. SchmidleysScribblins Says:

    Poor planning led to those sewage spills. No excuse, especially as tourism is so important. You should kick the people responsible out of office.

  4. Kailani Says:

    I was under the impression that this Mother of all El Nino’s was still just in the formation stage. That the real damage/results would come this winter. At least, that’s what they are saying here in southern California…but good luck!

  5. Joanne Noragon Says:

    I think all over this country little infrastructure has been updated to account for heavy, heavy weather.

  6. Christine Says:

    had no idea about the rains, but you are right, rain is good as long as the flooding is not too bad.

  7. dkzody Says:

    We desperately need rains on the west coast. The forest fires are destroying so much and costing an enormous amount of money.

  8. Hattie Says:

    As we say here, Hilo can handle.

  9. Denise Alexandra Says:

    I have been reading all about the rain and the problem at Waikiki. Hope the weather returns to normal for you all soon.

  10. Olga Says:

    Any kind of weather can have its destructive side. Mother Nature has an awesome force when she cranks it up.

  11. Tom Sightnigs Says:

    May the morrow bring you some sunshine!

  12. Linda Reeder Says:

    The rain expected here this weekend will spoil a lot of weekend plans, including those of my family, but the rain is much needed and welcomed.

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